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Utah football prepares to make national statement against Michigan

The Utes have a huge national spotlight on them.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Utah team captain Kenneth Scott's life experiences have made him tougher, more appreciative [Amy Donaldson, Deseret News]: "A lot of teenagers may not understand the value of athletic talent. They don’t completely comprehend the gift and how it can bless or even change the course of their lives. Kenneth Scott was not one of those teenagers."

Hunter, the tackle gatherer: Dimick poised to be next mayor of 'Sack Lake City' [Dirk Facer, Deseret News]: "Fellow Ute defensive end Jason Fanaika wants to be the bodyguard for 'Snacks,' his nickname for Dimick."

Utah football: Excitement is high as the "Harbus" rolls toward Salt Lake City[Matthew Piper, Salt Lake Tribune]: "There seemed to be an extra measure of giddiness among Utah fans at Saturday's annual athlete meet-and-greet, knowing that on the very turf they tread upon, they'd soon see what their Utes were made of."

Brad Rock: Utes say they'll let games do their talking [Deseret News]: "No one on the team seems too worried about fact a non-sports magazine dismissed them as a non-factor."

Travis Wilson a rare quarterback in Utah history [KSL]: "Wilson has elicited a wide range of criticism from a fan base intent on success in a highly-competitive conference. Many, of whom, have criticized Utah and Wilson for the lack of production from the quarterback position since joining the Pac-12."